Neo Soul — Recently Added

The best of the contemporary soul underground -- Eric Roberson, Ed Motta, D'Angelo, Incognito, Jose James, Monday Michiru, and many more!


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Compost (Germany), 2016. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
One of the clubbiest records we've heard from the Compost label in a long time – a sparkling debut from singer Emilie Nana – an artist with roots in Cameroon, but a sound that's right on top of the best European club modes of the contemporary scene! There's a slightly righteous vibe to ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Repertoire
James Day Songs, 2016. New Copy
The repertoire here is as great as the lineup – positive, upbeat soul songs all written by James Day – and performed with help from a huge cast of talent from the contemporary and classic soul underground – including Maysa, U-Nam, Glenn Jones, Trina Broussard, U-Nam, Donnie, ... CD
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Malibu
Steel Wool, 2016. New Copy 2LP
A brilliant creative leap for singer/rhymer/producer Anderson .Paak as a solo star – released months after his standout, near show-stealing moments on Dr. Dre's Compton record! .Paak's proved himself a stellar collaborator many times over by the Malibu dropped, and here he proves a stellar ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Stones Throw, 2008. New Copy (reissue)
A gritty, groovy bedroom soul single from Mayer Hawthorne – his debut for Stones Throw! "Just Ain't Gonna Work Out" is a timeless funky soul jam that feels like a lost, late 60s Detroit indie soul single on the vocal tip – but done over a minimalist funk beat that feels like ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Stones Throw, 2015. New Copy 3LP
Dam Funk does it again – really blowing us away with his crispy fresh version of funk – one that's a perfect fusion of old school modes from the 70s and 80s, and some of the more cosmic touches of the current century! The approach uses lots of splash on the keyboards and beats – ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Motown, 2010. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
The second chapter of Erykah Badu's New Amerykah – recorded for the most part, quite incredibly, during the same period and with the same collaborators as the mind-altering, murky and righteous hip hop funk experimentalism that was Part One – some months that must be among the most ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Invite The Light
Stones Throw, 2015. New Copy
Dam Funk does it again – really blowing us away with his crispy fresh version of funk – one that's a perfect fusion of old school modes from the 70s and 80s, and some of the more cosmic touches of the current century! The approach uses lots of splash on the keyboards and beats – ... CD
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Chicago Forever
Ubiquity, 2004. New Copy 2LP
An instant classic from Roy Davis Jr – and a record that really takes us back to the deepest days of the Chicago house scene! Roy's tunes are simple, effective, and straightforward – yet also have a cosmic burning soul that moves them past the coldness that could sometimes hold back ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Adventure, 2016. New Copy 2CD
A wonderful portrait of Monday Michiru – one of our favorite singers of the past 20 years – equally well-versed in jazz, soul, and Brazilian modes – all of which come together on this collection of very well-chosen and overlooked tracks! The special 2CD package brings together ... CD
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Dwitza/Membran (Germany), 2016. New Copy
Ed Motta knocks it out of the park with this one – taking things in an even more soulfully classic direction than on his killer AOR album – and giving us key proof that he's one of the most important soul singers of the 21st Century so far! Ed's got a way of opening doors wherever he ... CD
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Man About Town
Universal, 2016. New Copy
Mayer Hawthorne just keeps on rising and rising with each new record – to a level where he's not just sounding like those 70s influences that have always been a force in his music, but actually manages to fit right in alongside them with a seamless sound and completely confident vibe! The ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Malibu
Steel Wool, 2016. New Copy
A brilliant creative leap for singer/rhymer/producer Anderson .Paak as a solo star – release months after his standout, near show-stealing moments on Dr. Dre's Compton record! .Paak's proved himself a stellar collaborator many times over by the Malibu dropped, and here he proves a stellar ... CD
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Motown, 2008. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Badu is back with some of the deepest, funkiest and best music of her career – a mindblowing treatise for a New Amerykah – and what we'll consider an instant classic whether the world at large catches on or not! Erykah steps up this time with a set that balances the wilder impulses ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Back To Black
Universal, 2006. New Copy
An incredible album from Amy Winehouse – even way better than her fantastic debut! Although a contemporary soul album, this one's steeped in tradition – soul styles that run the gamut from Detroit down to Kingston, and which are carried off here with a rougher, sharper-edged sound than ... LP, Vinyl record album
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We Can Do Whatever
Expansion (UK), 1996. New Copy
The long-overdue release of an album that should have been a Neo Soul classic! The team of Otis Cooper and Shugg David recorded this gem of a set back in the mid 90s along with help from longtime friend and producer Raphael Saadiq – but due to shifting priorities at the major label, the set ... CD
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Dwitza/Membran (Germany), 2013. New Copy Gatefold
Tremendous work from Ed Motta – a record that not only lives up to all the promise we've found in his music over the years – but which also goes way way beyond, and really knocks it out of the park! The title here is no lie, as Ed's a huge fan of AOR modes from the 70s – ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Amplified Soul
Shanachie, 2014. New Copy
Incognito never lets us down – and records like this keep us listening strongly year after year! The set's got all the core brilliance of Incognito at their best – a really classic approach to jazzy soul, served up with top shelf instrumentation by the group – and sent home ... CD
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Black Messiah
RCA, 2014. New Copy
D'Angelo comes back after many years awol from the studio – and the result is a stunning new step in his music! We've loved the man from day one – and some folks could well say that he really helped reinvigorate soul back in the 90s – and all his time away from the studio has ... CD
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Man About Town
Universal, 2016. New Copy
Mayer Hawthorne just keeps on rising and rising with each new record – to a level where he's not just sounding like those 70s influences that have always been a force in his music, but actually manages to fit right in alongside them with a seamless sound and completely confident vibe! The ... CD
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Concord, 2016. New Copy
Esperanza Spaulding looks more striking than ever on this album cover, but not as striking as the music inside – co-produced by Spaulding with Tony Visconti – the longtime David Bowie collaborator who really brings a sharp sort of focus to the set! Although Esperanza began as a jazz ... CD
 
Updated May 24, 2016


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